Author Archives: Ananya Balaji

Abhang Parivar – musical discourse by U.Ve.Dushyanth Sridhar

A very interesting music and story gala was hosted on Dec. 16, 2015 in Sri Sankara Vidyasramam, Thiruvanmiyur supported by Carnatica. The topic for this program was ‘Abhang Parivar’ and it was by U.Ve.Dhushyant Sridhar along with R.P. Shravan’s wonderful vocal support »

A wonderful kutchery for the season

It is the month of December and I knew that it was the Mazhgazhi Season and I simply had to go to at least one kutchery. So, on the Dec.15, 2016, I chose to attend the concert by the well-known artist Aruna »

The beautiful echoes of Mathrudevobhava – Harikata by Vishaka Hari

There were more than a hundred people assembled in chairs or either standing or sitting on the ground in the Youth Hostel, Indra Nagar in Adyar at 6.45 p.m. All of them were eagerly waiting for the very popular Vishakha Hari to »

Scenes of Ganesh Chaturthi festival

The season of festivals begin from August / September every year and goes on till the end of the year. The colourful festival celebrating the birthday of Ganesha, the elephant god is observed in every neighbourhood in the city. The clay idols, »

Student delegates debate on global issues

If you think that the international affairs are discussed only by bureaucrats and at global conferences, think again. The students in schools host model United Nations and discuss issues and pass resolutions! One of the top-ranking Model United Nations (MUN) conferences happen »

Now you can use a spoon and eat it too!

Day in and day out, almost everyone uses a lot of products made of plastics. From as small as coffee stirrers to big garbage bags. While the environmentalists across the globe are concerned about the excessive usage of non-biodegradable products and its »

My experience at a classical violin concert

I went to many music performances during the Margazhi season in Chennai. But the one which I liked best was of the famous violinist A. Kanyakumari. The concert took place on December 23, 2014 in the ISKCON Hall, Thiruvanmiyur. I could hear »

An evening of music by the young

It was a great evening to watch three spectacular Carnatic music performances on Sep. 24, 2014 in Gallery Sri Parvati organised by Mantra Events. Called DaSaRa with Music, a series of music concerts were held held during Navarathri.

The first performance was »

Cultural festival at Sri Sankara Senior School

This year Sri Sankara Senior Secondary school, Adyar hosted its annual inter-school cultural competition ‘Smaraneeyam and Comvision’ on Aug. 7 to 9, 2014.

The fest was inaugurated by the chief guest, distinguished Toast Master Sastharam Ravendran. The guest of honour was the »